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The FBI Can Neither Confirm Nor Deny Wiretapping The Amazon Echo

Back in March, Gizmodo filed a Freedom of Information request with the FBI asking if the agency had ever wiretapped an Amazon Echo. This week we got a response: “We can neither confirm nor deny…”

FBI Director Is Upset That You Can Communicate Securely On WhatsApp

James Comey, FBI director and encryption sceptic, hates that you can communicate privately and securely.

The US Supreme Court Just Gave FBI The Power To Hack Innocent People

A proposed change to the ‘Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure’ issued yesterday by the United States Supreme Court will allow US federal judges to allow the FBI to hack multiple computers at once, including machines of people who haven’t been suspected of a crime. It can even hack people the FBI knows to be innocent.

Report: The FBI Will Be Able To Use The San Bernardino Hack Again

Ever since the FBI opted for plan B and resorted to using the services of some third party to gain access to the San Bernardino iPhone, speculation has been rife about whether the hack could be used again. A new report suggests it can — but only on the same model of phone.

This Rumour About A California Senator's Views On iPhone Encryption Is Too Amazing To Be True

The complex battle between Apple and the FBI over the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone was tough for most people to fully grasp. But for Senator Barbara Boxer, who represents Apple’s home state of California, it’s as easy as swiping her finger across her phone.

The FBI Was Kind Enough To Disclose An Already-Patched Vulnerability To Apple

When you think of the FBI, Apple and security, chances are you aren’t picturing an amicable working relationship designed to ensure the security of citizens. But there’s actually a White House initiative that’s supposed to force exactly that! Shame it’s not really working.

The FBI Paid At Least $US1 Million To Get Inside The San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone

After weeks of a very public back and forth with Apple over opening the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, the FBI opted for plan B and asked an Israeli security firm to crack the device. And they paid a premium.

The Untold Story Of The Teen Hackers Who Transformed The Early Internet

On 12 October 1983, Bill Landreth called his friend Chris in Detroit to chat. Chris frantically explained that the FBI had raided his house. “Don’t call me any more,” Chris said in what would be a very short conversation. Bill didn’t know exactly what was happening, but he did know this: If the FBI had come for Chris, then he might be next.

FBI Might Not Be Able To Tell Apple How It Unlocked the San Bernardino iPhone Even If It Wanted To

Despite paying a team of hackers to unlock the San Bernardino iPhone, the FBI may have no power to share the secrets behind the method.

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